§ 88. Viscount Hinchingbrooke
asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware of the shortage of cement in Dorset; that at least one contractor in Weymouth received no cement last week; that there is no assurance of supplies in the near future; and what action he is taking to remedy the situation.
§ Mr. Durbin
Yes, Sir. There is a general shortage of cement due to the restriction of fuel supplies. Supplies, however, will, I hope, increase rapidly in June and meanwhile we are arranging for the distribution as fairly as possible and according to priorities laid down by the Government.